TWO of the county’s leading clubs will meet in one of only two first-round ties of this season’s Turners Hyundai Suffolk Premier Cup.
Stowmarket Town, newly-promoted to Step 4, will entertain Step 3 side Lowestoft Town in the tie which will not take place until early December as leagues have frontloaded their fixtures this season.
The other tie sees an all-Step 5 match between Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division sides Whitton United and Walsham-le-Willows.
An Ipswich Town XI will face either Stowmarket Town or Lowestoft Town in the second round, with Whitton United or Walsham-le-Willows travelling to holders Needham Market.
Bury Town will entertain fellow Step 4 side Felixstowe & Walton United, while both AFC Sudbury and Leiston will be at home to Step 5 sides.
Lakenheath’s first match in the competition will be away to fellow Step 5 side Hadleigh United – one of three all-Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division ties.
The competition was suspended last season before being cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Lowestoft Town manager Jamie Godbold (left) and his assistant Andy Reynolds (right) look on at the Suffolk Premier Cup at the first leg of the 2019-20 final against Needham Market at Boomfields. Needham won the two-legged final 4-3 on aggregate. Photograph: Paul Voller
Turners Hyundai Suffolk Premier Cup First-Round Draw: Stowmarket Town v Lowestoft Town, Whitton Utd v Walsham-le-Willows.
Ties to be played on December 7th or 8th 2021, kick-offs 7.45pm.
Turners Hyundai Suffolk Premier Cup Second-Round Draw: Needham Market v Whitton Utd or Walsham-le-Willows, Bury Town v Felixstowe & Walton Utd, Kirkley & Pakefield v Long Melford, Ipswich Town XI v Stowmarket Town or Lowestoft Town, Hadleigh Utd v Lakenheath, Leiston v Brantham Athletic, AFC Sudbury v Mildenhall Town, Haverhill Rovers v Woodbridge Town.
Ties to be played on February 15th or 16th 2022.